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There is a minor but definite possibility that expeditious global warming could present an “existential threat” to the existence of humans by 2050. The school’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography produced a paper that said that there is a 5 percent chance of cataclysmic change within approximately 3 decades and a lesser chance that it would predominantly terminate human life.

Scripps made the petition while advancing two new categorizations for climate change, cataclysmic and unspecified or existential.  Cataclysmic refers to the fact that people would have difficulty acclimatizing to such a change. The latter term signifies that they would not be able to.

The study’s ace author, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a well-known climate scientist who assisted in impacting Pope Francis to urge the world to fight global warming in 2015, said that other people have made use of the word Cataclysmic, but he has resisted using that term till now.

He also reiterated that he has changed his mind now as I have gone back in the past a researched data that we started gathering from satellites in 1980 and information from aircraft and changes in the magnitude of storms, and studies about the feasible health effects of  a fast paced global warming. He said that there is a less possibility that reforms will be cataclysmic. You would not board a plane if you knew that there was a five percent possibility that it was going to crash. He said that the prospect of an existential threat is even trivial but that chance rises to 20 to 30 percent by 2070.

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